Marc Feldesman

Dr. Marc R. Feldesman

Professor and Chair Emeritus
PhD, University of Oregon, 1974
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Dr. Feldesman did the bulk of his undergraduate work in Biology, Zoology, and Math at UCLA. Marc's PhD is in Physical Anthropology, with a specialization in primate morphometrics-the melding of geometry, computers, and anatomy. His teaching expertise is in human evolution, population genetics, evolutionary theory, statistical and computer methodologies in Physical Anthropology and the History of Evolutionary Theory. His special areas of research are in primate functional anatomy, forensic methodology, and computer applications in Anthropology.

Dr. Feldesman came to PSU in the Fall of 1971 and retired having completed almost 31 full-time years on the faculty. He was Chairman of the Anthropology Department from 1983 until his retirement in 2002. In 1998-99, Marc received a John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teaching Award at PSU. During his academic tenure, Marc has published over 55 articles, monographs, books, book chapters, and book reviews. His current research interest is in the area of pattern recognition.